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After a Wildfire

The Fire Program would like to acknowledge that many of you have lost everything to wildfire. Those losses are extremely stressful and painful with challenges that affect some of us in deeper ways than others. It is not the Program’s intention to undermine the severity of those losses – but to acknowledge with respect and as much understanding as possible. Know that you are not alone. We hope the story map provides connection to others through stories and support through tools and resources that are intended to help you navigate through these difficult times.

If your home was affected by a wildfire, do not return home until authorities say it is safe. Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones.

What is a StoryMap?

ArcGIS StoryMaps harness the power of maps to tell stories that matter. The Fire Program has created a StoryMap to aid in your wildfire recovery. The StoryMap describes the events that caused the Labor Day wildfires, contains a map showing relevant spatial data (e.g. burn severity), and lists resources covering a variety of post-fire topics.

We encourage you, if you have been affected by wildfire, to fill out this After the Fire Checklist.

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